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2017 in review: 'Disruption, despair and dumpster fires'

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:20:24 GMT2017-12-15T21:20:24Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The news alerts gushed in: An attack on a concert, a church, an ice cream parlor ; an assailant wielding a gun or hammer or Zimbabwe ruling party seals Mugabe's fall from grace

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:11:50 GMT2017-12-15T17:11:50Z

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Breaking into cheers and song, Zimbabwe's ruling party on Friday sealed the fate of Robert Mugabe, a man they had revered for decades but removed from power in dramatic scenes last month....

The Latest: Zimbabwe leader: Little opposition ahead of vote

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:06:57 GMT2017-12-15T17:06:57Z

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- The Latest on Zimbabwe's new president (all times local):...

Senegal's new airport faces 24-hour strike by workers

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:17:57 GMT2017-12-15T15:17:57Z

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Air traffic controllers at Senegal's newly opened international airport are staging a 24-hour strike that has left hundreds of travelers stranded....

10 killed as police clash with illegal miners in Nigeria

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:42:12 GMT2017-12-15T13:42:12Z

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) -- Residents say more than 10 illegal miners have been killed in northeast Nigeria's Mambilla region after clashing with police....

Nigeria governors approve $1 billion to fight Boko Haram

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:24:15 GMT2017-12-14T18:24:15Z

WARRI, Nigeria (AP) -- Dozens of Nigerian state governors on Thursday approved the transfer of $1 billion to aid the federal government's fight against the deadly Boko Haram insurgency, signaling that previous announcements of victory over the Islamic extremists had come too soon....

3,100 migrants repatriated from Libya in recent days

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:02:33 GMT2017-12-14T15:02:33Z

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The European Union and African Union say at least 3,100 migrants who were stranded in Libya have been returned to their home countries in the past two weeks....